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beginning may 24, 2017


are you an intensely ambitious orchestral-track musician?

the auditionhacker formula summer boot camp is 8 weeks of high-level audition training and intensive excerpt study.

it's for musicians who want to absolutely dominate their next audition.



imagine having complete confidence while preparing for your
next audition.

you have a fully developed, beginning-to-end plan that's proven and works.

you're past the nerves. you're not scared of the shakes. you're not worried about getting lost in the music.

you’re excited to walk into the audition room to perform the excerpts.

imagine having the best audition of your life, and knowing exactly how to make it even better next time.

this boot camp is how you’re going to make that a reality.


are you ready to...

  • deeply polish your excerpts to the point that you’d feel comfortable releasing an ‘album’

  • learn the principles and psychology of mock auditioning

  • get so comfortable mock auditioning that the audition seems like ‘just another day’

  • learn the ground rules for the final week of your audition prep

  • set up an excerpt assembly line that mirrors a professional audition preparation process

  • learn how to understand excerpts so deeply that the committee can hear the orchestra through your musicality

  • muscle-memorize every detail of an excerpt so that, on your worst day, your performance is still advance-worthy

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meet rob.
 

    • my name is rob knopper. i'm a percussionist in the metropolitan opera orchestra in new york, i'm the founder of the website auditionhacker, and i've taught hundreds of students how to prepare for auditions.

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i developed my audition process over 10 years and ultimately won positions in the new world symphony and then the metropolitan opera orchestra at the age of 24 using my system.

i've watched student after student after student win spots in colleges and summer festivals and advance in auditions after thinking they would never achieve anything close to that.

i created an online course, called the auditionhacker formula, which is an instrument-nonspecific, step-by-step blueprint on how anyone can pick up my system and follow it for themselves.


i'm teaching this summer boot camp because i want to help more people overcome audition struggles and turn music into their career.


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Alex Grimes, viola

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ron cohen mann, oboe 

ryan everson, horn

what's included:

the auditionhacker formula

each week, you get a pre-recorded video that goes in-depth about one major topic of audition preparation


accountability

the homework you complete will inch you closer to a completed, trustworthy audition preparation system
 

8 weeks of live class Q&A sessions

write down your questions and struggles and we'll hash out everything during this live class period

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access to me

you'll get direct access to me through a private facebook group where you can post questions, ideas, and recordings for feedback

weekly assignments

you'll choose an audition to prepare for and, based on the topic of the week, i'll assign you homework


reviews

your mock audition recordings will be reviewed by other musicians so that you can start getting feedback and tweaking your performances

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matt robotham, professional percussionist

 



“i would highly recommend the course to anyone taking a professional or festival audition.  these are the steps needed to win an audition for something with clout (professional orchestras, tanglewood, NOI, pacific, schleswig holstein). this is the class that every music student wants, but is never taught.  every step is explained in great detail, [and] he lays out the path of what it takes to win an audition. it has helped me a great deal in gaining the most from my practice time."

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with your investment, you will receive:

- the auditionhacker formula course
- 8 weeks of interactive live Q&A sessions
- peer-to-peer and mentor-to-student accountability
- peer-to-peer reviews of excerpts and mock auditions
- access to me for ongoing questions in a private facebook group
- weekly assignments

- weekly assignment

1 payment of $850

3 payments of $315

the lineup:

does 3pm not work for you? i am expecting to set up a second class based on interest at a different time. let me know!

the live sessions start at 3:00 pm eastern time on
may 24th
, and each session will last 60 - 90 minutes.


may 24

introductions: orientation and
big-picture scheduling

 


june 14

self-recording: learn how to deeply polish the details of your excerpts by recording, zooming in, and listening back


august 16

the final week: leading up to
audition day

may 31

excerpt research: learn a system for developing a vision for your excerpt based on listening to and studying the piece


august 2

practicing: the daily practice session and making the audition packet

 


august 23

final thoughts and wrap-up: how to prepare for an audition on limited time

june 7

learning the notes: learn how to muscle-memorize every single detail of an excerpt
 


august 9

mock auditions: learn how to methodically practice performance and make the most strategic tweaks to please a committee and get ‘yes’ votes


august 30

bonus session!


**bonus trainings**

the last minute audition kit

  • a 4-step audition module that teaches you how to use the auditionhacker formula in the least amount of time to get the best result

how to crush nerves for auditions

  • a bonus modules that will help you totally dominate and overcome your nerves and stop shaking in audition. nerves? nerves who?!

the "watch me work" collection

  • a bonus video module, shot in hd with multiple camera angles! it includes a complete excerpt research screen video demonstration, an extremely detailed
    demonstration for learning notes, and a
    self-recording workflow demonstration and example

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with your investment, you will receive:

- the auditionhacker formula course
- 8 weeks of interactive live Q&A sessions
- peer-to-peer and mentor-to-student accountability
- peer-to-peer reviews of excerpts and mock auditions
- access to me for ongoing questions in a private facebook group
- weekly assignments

- weekly assignment

1 payment of $850

3 payments of $315


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cristina, auditionhacker alliance facebook group member:

“Dear Rob, I wanted to let you know that a bit over a month ago i won an assistant principal position in the Neue Philharmonie Westphalen in Germany. It's a great start for me now after being an academist/intern in the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker for 2 years. I just wanted to say that your resources really helped, and it encouraged me to continue changing and improving how i prepare and practice for auditions, intellectually, technically, and psychologically. Having an online community also helped me feel less of an outsider when it came to how many hours, thoughts, and energy i would be putting into my audtition preparation. For a while i was feeling a bit stuck, alone, and exhausted, with no new impulses, ideas, motivation, and support from people who are currently, or have recently won jobs. It's really a whole other ball game."

Q&A

+ why is there a big break between june 14th and august 2nd?

audition lists are long. the first half of the boot camp i’m going to teach you how to learn 2 or 3 excerpts really in depth. then you’re going to go on your own and work on the rest before you’re ready for mock auditions.

+ what if i have questions during that time?

you’ll be in the private facebook group and you can discuss and ask questions there. i’ll try to answer all the questions i can over the summer and do a facebook live or two when time allows.

+ do i need any special equipment?

i’ll teach you what you need to self-record. you can choose to get really nice equipment or just use what you already have. otherwise just a computer and an internet connection is good enough. actually, you can even just use a phone or tablet.

+ how many people will be in my class with me?

i’m going to limit it to 20 people in the class. depending on how many students enroll i may break it up into two classes. we’ll see!

+ what if i can’t make one of the live sessions?

each live Q&A session will be recorded and available for viewing after the live session.

+ what if i decide to drop the course…can i get a refund?

if you hate it, return it. i’ll give you 5 weeks to make up your mind.

if you start going through the information and you decide that this is totally wrong for you then just let me know by sunday, may 28th at 11:59pm eastern and i’ll refund your entire payment. that gives you time to go through two weeks worth of training and gives you time to think about it.